Mac question

I have little or no experience with Macs but have been asked by a customer whether I can recovering some files from a dead Mac laptop.


If this was a Windows/Linux machine I would just pull out the hard disk, put the disk in a USB caddy and connect that as an external device to another machine. Can I do the same with a Mac ? I can borrow another Mac but could I also used a Linux box ?



Thanks



Steve



Thanks Simon, waiting for the Mac to be delivered

Thanks Nick, waiting for the Mac to be delivered

Just take the drive out and put it in a external caddy .....it can be accessed from another mac, if you put it in a firewire caddy the drive can be used to boot another mac .....to access the files from a PC best software to install on the PC is by "paragon HFS" ...google it ...good luck http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows/

The software is only 19 dollars so not much for easy access to the files from a PC

Simon Othen

Consultant at Othen.biz

A quick link on how to mount that drive under Linux.

HFS+ mount under linux

Cheers

Nick

should read

whether I can help in recovering some files

I did just that to a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago, but it was a Windows laptop.
The file format on a Mac is HFS+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HFS_Plus
You should be able to access that with a Linux machine (or a Mac, of course). Naturally, hoping that the reason for the Mac being "dead" is not the hard disk.